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This Giant Iceberg Has Been Sailing the Southern Seas for Three Years Now

An iceberg that calved off of from a larger ice formation has spent three years floating on the ocean near…

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Even If We Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tomorrow, it Would Take Decades for the Earth to Start Cooling Again

If—or hopefully when—we cut our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, we won't notice much difference in the climate. The Earth's natural…

3 days ago

The Moon Might Be More Metal-Rich Than We Thought

A new study shows that the Moon is more metal-rich than previously thought. That has some far-reaching implications for our…

6 days ago

Last Year’s Total Solar Eclipse on Earth, Seen From the Moon

On July 2, 2019, the Moon cast its shadow on the surface of the Earth. This time, the shadow's path…

3 weeks ago

It Should Be Easiest to Search for Young Earth-like Planets When They’re Completely Covered in Magma

How did Earth evolve from an ocean of magma to the vibrant, life-supporting, blue jewel it is now? In its…

1 month ago

Astronomers Have Found the Star/Exoplanet Combo That’s the Best Twin to the Sun/Earth

At times, it seems like there's an indundation of announcements featuring discoveries of "Earth-like" planets. And while those announcements are…

1 month ago

Ocean Circulation Might Be the Key to Finding Habitable Exoplanets

We've found thousands and thousands of exoplanets now. And spacecraft like TESS will likely find thousands and thousands more of…

2 months ago

Magnetic north is migrating towards Siberia. Here’s why

The North Pole ain't what it used to be. Well, the geographic North Pole stays fixed over time (mostly because…

2 months ago

40 Years Ago, Mount St. Helens Blew its Top Off

One day, my Grade Nine science class got way more interesting. Suddenly, volcanoes weren't just something in textbooks. Though I…

2 months ago

Worlds With Hydrogen in Their Atmospheres Could Be the Perfect Place to Search for Life

We're waiting patiently for telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope to see first light, and one of the reasons…

2 months ago